Cliff Mealy photographs of American Indians observing 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 1976
Floating Foundation of Photography
Means, Russell 1939-
Two Moons, Austin Cheyenne
American Indian Movement
20 color slides
1 mounted color print
NAA Photo Lot 77-72
Indians of North America Great Plains
Cliff Mealy, a New York photographer, traveled to Montana with sponsorship from the Floating Foundation of Photography to document a large ceremony in honor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The National Park Service had planned a smaller event for June 24, the day before the anniversary, that many American Indians were going to boycott, but ultimately members of the American Indian Movement, led by Dakota Indian Russell Means, did participate. The following day's American Indian observance began with a sunrise ceremony led by Frank Foolscrow.
Donated by Cliff Mealy, 1977.
Addl. KW Subjects
Photographs made by Cliff Mealy during American Indian Movement ceremonies during the 100th Anniversity of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. They include images of Russell Means, Austin Two Moons, and Frank Foolscrow at the battlefield and at General George Armstrong Custer's gravesite.
Photo Lot 77-72, Cliff Mealy photographs of American Indians observing 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland